Former minister of education Oby Ezekwesili on Sunday, April 10, condemned churches for the death of ‘Ekwueme’ musician Osinachi Nwachukwu.
Osinachi died on Friday night following a battle with cancer, according to reports.
Minutes later, it was revealed that the singer had died in the hospital as a result of domestic abuse perpetrated by her husband.
Frank Edwards, a singer, also revealed that her life was cut short by an “irrational human.”
According to accounts, Osinachi refused to leave her husband despite domestic violence because of her church commitment.
Ezekwesili demanded that the truth behind her death be revealed and Justice served to those responsible.
Her tweet read “The death of Osinachi Nwachukwu of the epic Ekwueme worship song really hit hard. To read allegations of spousal abuse worsens the pain. I hope the truth is unearthed and justice is given.”
The activist urged everyone including churches to take seriously the issues of domestic violence against women.
“Everyone, including Churches must take issues of Violence Against Women seriously. Urgently
“I doubt that many in our society really pay enough attention to the troubling data that’s available on Gender-based Violence in Nigeria, África and the World at large. It is actually an Epidemic.
“Globally, a 2018 study shows nearly 1 in 3, or 30% of women are Victims,” Ezekwesili wrote.
Meanwhile, Reno Omokri, a former advisor to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has predicted that the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, will lose the presidential election in 2023.
Omokri also attacked Amaechi, accusing him of selling his brother to outsiders.
He said this in response to Amaechi’s weekend presidential statement.
Amaechi has expressed interest in becoming President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023.
The minister made the announcement at a thanksgiving service organized by the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state on Saturday.
“I stand before you today to declare my intention; and submit my application to serve as your next President,” Amaechi announced.